Air Conditioning FAQs

Air Conditioning FAQs

The air conditioner has become a device of absolute necessity in most houses due to the weather conditions, which are constantly changing. To be able to get guaranteed comfort and relaxation for the entire family in the summertime, it’s important that you’ve got an excellent air conditioning unit installed in your home.

When it comes to maintaining air conditioners, homeowners often become clueless about where to even begin. This is, however, quite common because not everyone has the technical knowledge or expertise to carry out AC repair and maintenance tasks. For those people, we have a list of frequently asked questions that we hope will better help them know more about their AC.

Is there a need for an AC service agreement?

First of all, make sure you have a service agreement. Service agreements can prove to be vital in case the air conditioner is damaged or begins failing. Whenever your air conditioner malfunctions, you should present the service agreement to Air Conditioning Systems Int’l of Tucson. That way, either they or the manufacturer will pay for any parts and labor.

How often should I have my furnace and air conditioning serviced?

Manufacturers usually suggest annual maintenance on both systems. This is generally stated in the owner’s manual and the manufacturer can void the warranty if there is neglect. Premier Heating and Air offers three affordable options for maintenance that range from $12-$24 a month. Contact us for details!

Can molds reduce the performance of an AC?

Molds of various types can grow in both humid and cool environments. Whenever your AC is functioning, there’s always a chance of some humidity getting trapped on or in the filter. So, to make sure you do not run into problems with mold, you must make sure proper maintenance is performed. We will clear and/or replace the filter, which not only removes moisture that’s trapped indoors but also prevent mold from further occurring inside of the unit.

Is sound an issue for heating and air conditioning?

Yes. Heating and cooling that make a lot of noise add to sound pollution. Although no financial savings are tied to lower sound levels, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a significant effect on comfort and enjoyment of your Tucson home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a number of factors, such as the age and model of the unit, and whether the compressor is insulated or not can increase the amount of noise it makes.

Although many heating and cooling systems built today are quieter than they were before, it’s a safe  thought to compare sound ratings when evaluating a new air conditioner or heat pump, particularly if the equipment location is near bedrooms or living rooms.

How long does a furnace and AC generally last?

Needing emergency heating repair can be costly and inconvenient, so it is best to know their durability period. Furnaces last about 15 years on average and air conditioning units last about 10 years on average. There are other systems that can go up to 20-30 years in some cases. The main factors that determine the life of a system is the maintenance your furnace and air conditioner get and how often. The location is a factor as well, whether the furnace is located in a basement vs. a crawl space or attic can affect its lifespan. These averages can vary based on what region you are in and the type of climate in that region too.

How can you reduce the energy consumption of an air conditioner?

There are certain ways that you can work to minimize energy consumption in your home. Having a unit that includes high-efficiency filtration can be very helpful. Regular maintenance can also aid in correcting issues that could potentially lead to significant damages in the future. Increasing your temperature in the summertime months is another way can you can cut down on costs, which will also bring down the monthly electricity bill.

What to do if the air conditioner isn’t performing efficiently in all rooms?

Distinct factors could be leading to an uneven air distribution in your home. If you find that your AC isn’t functioning properly in some rooms, the best thing you can do is to give us a call at Air Conditioning Systems Int’l of Tucson. We’ll make sure to reach your place soon as possible and get the problem sorted even before it becomes an issue. Even a minor change could lead to a big problem if not addressed early so those should also be reported.

Will there be  a danger of having carbon monoxide inside my home?

No, your home will be completely safe. Every air conditioning system we install for our clients is safe and adheres to strict regulations. If you’re concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning, then we advise you to install a carbon monoxide detector inside of the premises. You should never take chances with toxic substances and get the HVAC problem fixed as soon as possible. We are a licensed and experienced company that can help you with all sorts of services related to air conditioning. Call us today!